The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on seven areas of learning taken from the Development Matters Framework. The three Prime Areas are:
1) Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2) Communication and Language
3) Physical Development.
Developing skills in these areas help children achieve in the four Specific Areas which are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The statutory requirements for the EYFS can be accessed using the following link EYFS Statutory Requirements. Activities are carefully planned around a topic. This approach often allows for children to target key skills across different areas of learning during one lesson. Children's achievements are recorded.
The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short, task-based assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language, and mathematics skills when they begin school. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021. Further information about the RBA can be found in the Information for Parents link.